[Interest] [Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6

Scott Bloom scott at towel42.com
Sat Jun 13 16:58:14 CEST 2020

From: Interest <interest-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of Thiago Macieira
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 6:23 PM
To: interest at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Interest] [Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6

On Friday, 12 June 2020 05:01:17 PDT Roland Hughes wrote:
> You can't drop an OS as long as there are paying customers for it.

Sure they can. But as a consequence, those customers may stop paying for it.

> Real business needs a 15-30 year LTS, not 5.

How do you define "real business"? How about by revenue or market capitalisation? The biggest companies on the planet (Apple, Amazon, Microsoft) don't support your assertion. The top one (Apple) gives 2 years of support.

Their success validates their business model.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

That is what Apple provides for consumers.. Apple requires quite a bit longer than that for their software that they use for hardware design.  So does Intel..  


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